Re: Unable to install custom kernel
Yesterday I also built and installed a 2.6.14-5 kernel from kernel.org
and I don't have the initramfs-tools installed.
What I did (as root user) was this:
..then edited the Makefile, adding to the EXTRAVERSION string
dpkg --install <kernel-image package>
However, I always use hard-disk device drivers built into the kernel (instead
of as loadable modules). So I guess the kernel doesn't require an initial RAM
disk - maybe that's why I got away with it.
Only hiccup: X-server failed to start: no mouse (because the evdev module -
required for the laptop touch pad - didn't get auto-loaded). Fixed by adding
it to /etc/modules.
PS: the make-kpkg program is a laugh-a-minute: "You are violating Debian
Policy" (for using upper case in EXTRAVERSION) and a sarcastic "Building from
scratch, eh?" :-)
> I managed to fix it by installing initramfs-tools, though I don't
> pretend to understand why it happened.
> > When I did this though, I got the following error:
> > You are attempting to install an initrd kernel image (version
> > 18.104.22.168-bor01) while running a kernel of version 22.214.171.124-ver01, but
> > you have no suitable ramdisk generation tool installed among
> > /usr/sbin/mkinitrd /usr/sbin/mkinitrd.yaird /usr/sbin/mkinitramfs.
> > This will break the installation